How To Sync Files Between Microsoft OneDrive & SharePoint

March 07, 2022 | 2 min read | Microsoft Office 365

In this video, Callum from The HBP Group explains how to synchronise files between OneDrive and SharePoint. If you prefer to find out how to sync OneDrive and SharePoint with written instructions, we have included these further down the page.

Step-by-Step Guide

Stage 1: Accessing SharePoint

OneDrive is part of Microsoft 365 and provides a personal storage option which synchronises your data on your device and in the Cloud. SharePoint is used, amongst other things, as a central document storage location for businesses. This tutorial shows you how you can synchronise locations on OneDrive and SharePoint for easier access to files.

1) To login to your Office 365 account go to and enter your details. This will take you to an Office 365 welcome page where you should click the SharePoint icon in the left hand menu.

one drive sync

2) After clicking on the SharePoint icon you may be asked to select the applicable account to access SharePoint. Once you are in SharePoint click on the site you wish to synchronise files with.

SharePoint OneDrive Sync

Stage 2: Synchronising Files and/or Folders

1) Navigate to the file or folder your wish to synchronise in SharePoint by clicking on Documents and then finding the relevant location. You should then click “Sync” in the top menu bar. You can then click on “Open” on the pop up which appears.

SharePoint OneDrive Sync

2) You can then access your synchronised files by opening a File Explorer window and the location you have linked will be available on the left hand side of the screen.

SharePoint OneDrive Sync

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